TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world.
A TEDx event is a local gathering where live TED-like talks and videos previously recorded at TED conferences are shared with the community. TEDx events are fully planned and coordinated independently, on a community-by-community basis. The content and design of each TEDx event is unique and developed independently, but all of them have features in common.
TEDxAUEB was an initiative of the students in Athens University of Economics and Business for the creation of the first TEDxUniversity in Greece in 2013. After the first, second, third and fourth successful events, TEDxAUEB is preparing the next annual event in 2017, driven by authenticity and creativity.